30 Mar '15, 5pm

Genzebe Dibaba just missed setting a world record at #Carlsbad5000

Genzebe Dibaba just missed setting a world record at #Carlsbad5000

Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba won by 25 seconds at the Carlsbad 5000 in California on Sunday, but her time of 14:48 fell just short of her stated goal of breaking Meseret Defar’s world 5K road record of 14:46. Lawi Lalang, a Kenyan who attended the University of Arizona, won the relatively slow and sometimes windy men’s race in 13:32. Lalang's training partner Bernard Lagat took third in 13:40 to set a new masters road world record. The previous masters mark was 13:55, set by John Campbell of New Zealand in 1991. Dibaba has the indoor 5000-meter world record of 14:18.86, so her shot at Defar’s road record seemed highly realistic. After only the second road race of her career, Dibaba said, “I did not go out fast enough. I wasn’t looking at the times or my splits until the last minute.” Fellow Ethiopians Gelete Burka (15:13) and Wude Yimer (15:18) were second and third. The top ...

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